Forward SITizen Initiative

The Forward SITizen Initiative at SIT aims to make possible full tuition-fee support for the most financially needy group of undergraduate students at SIT.

SITizens who are eligible for this initiative will have 100% of their subsidised tuition fees payable covered through a combination of the Government Funded Public Bursary and/or Donated Scholarships and Bursaries offered at SIT.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in any of SIT’s full-time undergraduate degree programme as a Year 1 student on or after 2023/2024;
  • Is a Singapore Citizen;
  • Is in receipt of the MOE Tuition Grant
  • Lives in a HDB flat that is no larger than a 4-room type HDB flat; 
  • Has monthly per capita income not exceeding S$750;

Benefits:

  • Subsidised tuition fees payable by a Singapore Citizen through a combination of Public Bursaries and/or Donated Scholarships and Bursaries offered at SIT;
  • No bond commitment 

About the Donor

This initiative has been made possible by the continued support from our donors. The list of awards currently supporting the Forward SITizen Initiative are:

  • Quantedge Foundation-Forward SITizen Award
  • Dou Yee Enterprises Bursary
  • Kewalram Chanrai Group Bursary
  • KKH Bursary
  • Kwai Fong & Raymond Goh Study Grant
  • Wilmar Bursary
  • ELK-Forward SITizen Bursary
  • T T J Design and Engineering-Forward SITizen Bursary


Learn more about the awards available at SIT.

FAQs

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    What is the ‘Forward SITizen’ initiative?

    The Forward SITizen initiative aims to make possible full tuition fee support for the most financially vulnerable group of undergraduate students at SIT through a combination of the Government-funded Public Bursary and Donated Scholarship/Bursary/Grant.

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    What are the criteria for this scheme?
    • Enrolled in any of SIT’s full-time undergraduate degree programme as a Year 1 student on or after AY 2023/2024;
    • Is a Singapore Citizen;
    • In receipt of the MOE Tuition Grant / Does not already possess a Bachelor’s degree from any Singapore autonomous university;
    • Lives in a HDB flat that is no larger than a 4-room type HDB flat;
    • Has a monthly household per capita income not exceeding S$690;
    • Who does not, and whose immediate family members living in the same household do not own any private property in or outside of Singapore.
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    How do I apply for this scheme?

    Application for Financial Assistance and Scholarships can be made between 1st July to 31st August. Together with the supporting documents that you will need to submit, SIT will assess your eligibility and advise you of the outcome via e-mail.

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    Am I allowed to concurrently hold a Public Bursary with the Forward SITizen Initiative?

    The Forward SITizen initiative aims to make possible full tuition fee support for the most financially vulnerable group of undergraduate students at SIT through a combination of the Government-funded Public Bursary and Donated Scholarship/Bursary/Grant.

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    Will the Public Bursary be disbursed to me?

    As per of the requirement, students under the Forward SITizen Initiative will have their Public Bursary used to offset any tuition fees payable in that Academic Year.

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    Will the Donated Scholarship/Bursary/Grant be disbursed to me?

    Depending on the terms of the award, the scholarship/bursary may either be used to offset your remaining tuition fees not covered by the Public Bursary or disbursed to you directly.

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    What if the combination of the bursaries I have been awarded does not cover my annual tuition fees?

    Any remaining subsidised tuition fees payable for the Academic Year will be offset by the Forward SITizen Initiative in your third trimester.

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    If the bursaries are used fully for my tuition fees, how can I pay for my daily expenses such as food and transport?

    Students are strongly encouraged to take up the Tuition Fee Loan and/or CPF Education Loan scheme to create a safety net for themselves.

    For students who are deemed to be in need of further assistance and have taken up at least 90% of the Tuition Fee Loan and/or CPF Education Loan Scheme, SIT will strive to further assist you (where possible) with a donated award beyond your tuition fees payable to cover living expenses.

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    If my family situation improves after my first year of studies, will I still be eligible for this scheme?

    The Forward SITizen initiative aims to make possible full tuition fee support for the most financially vulnerable group of undergraduate students at SIT through a combination of the Government-funded Public Bursary and Donated Scholarship/Bursary/Grant.

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    I am Malay by race and will be receiving the Mendaki Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy (TTFS). Will I be eligible for this scheme?

    Students on the Mendaki TTFS will not be eligible for this scheme as they have access to the Mendaki TTFS that helps them with tuition fees. However, they will still be eligible for the Public Bursaries and other Donated Bursaries.

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    I have matriculated into SIT before AY 2022/2023 and am not eligible for this scheme, what sort of support is available for me?

    SIT remains committed to ensure that no student misses out on a degree due to financial difficulties. SITizens who are not eligible for the Forward SITizen Initiative will continue to be considered for other Donated Scholarships and Bursaries/Grants beyond a Public Bursary.